RODENTS

Pet Rat Care

pet rat carePet rats are social animals that can be a pleasure to own. With good care and attention, they can have a lifespan of 2 to 3-1/2 years. They are extremely intelligent which makes them easy to train. Pet rat care can be a very rewarding experience.

Since they love company, it is best to have more than one rat to keep them happy. Rats also need lots of attention. Make sure these requirements fit into your lifestyle before you consider owning these pets. Continue reading

Guinea Pig Care

guinea pigOriginally from South America, guinea pigs come in various colors and fur types – the “English” variety have short, fine, straight fur, the “Peruvian” have long, silky, straight fur, and those that have rosettes of fur are called “Abyssinians.” Guinea pigs (or cavies as they are often called) have an average lifespan of four to eight years, and can weigh up to two pounds, if they are well looked after. They like being handled and easily adjust to a new environment. Two females of the same age, or an adult and baby, are the best combination, if you are planning on having more than one. Guinea pig care can be quite easy if you use some preventative steps. Continue reading